Co State Director: Meghan Gray
Meghan holds a M.A. in Communications from Southern New Hampshire University. She works as a consultant for vChief and is on the digital team for Tiffany & Co. Meghan was our Mrs. Maine America 2020 and truly believes this organization empowers women. She recently stepped into the co-director role and is honored to contribute to an organization that has brought so much fulfillment to her life. Meghan resides in Manchester, Maine with her husband Ben and children Madison and Landon.
Co State Director and Recipient of the National Director of the Year Winner: Debra Pronovost
Debra holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maine at Orono. Winning the Mrs. Maine America 2005 title Debra is grateful for the connections she made with strong, intelligent, successful women across the country. Utilizing her business background, and wanting to mentor and set a strong example of women supporting & collaborating with each other, she created Debs Productions LLC taking over the helm of the pageant in 2008. Like everything else Debra touches she directed a show that was classy, respected, elegant, and entertaining. She loves gathering with the National directors across the country every year and discussing and generating ideas to further impact women and communities across the states. Debra has very generous, inspiring volunteers as well as incredible sponsors supporting the Mrs. Maine America/Miss Maine for America Strong programs and knows first hand how they have positively impacted many Maine women across this beautiful state. Debra was awarded the coveted National Director of the Year award 2021 and she contributes that not only to the National and local partnerships but to the amazingly talented Team Maine members listed below. Debra resides in Cumberland Foreside, with her husband Eric. She has two children, Taylor enrolled in an undergraduate program at a University in Canada , and Nick pursuing his Masters at Babson.
Choreographer: Christine Smith
Christine is a graduate of the University of Maine and the University of New England with a BA in Biology. She works as a Family Practice Physician in a private practice. Christine was Mrs. Maine America 2010 and was a Top 12 Semi Finalist at the Mrs. America Pageant. Christine has an extensive background in dance and choreography and has choreographed pageants on state and national levels. Christine and her husband Gary reside in Saco with her 5 children Daisy, Simon and Rosemary, Daphne, and Violet.
Mistress of Ceremonies: Rebecca Pushard
Rebecca has been involved with all aspects of the pageant industry for over 25 years, as a competitor, judge, producer, emcee, coach, and director. She has held the titles of Miss Maine World America 1993, Miss International Petite Maine 1994, and Mrs. Maine America 1996. She and her husband Rob have been married for over 25 years and have 2 adult children Kaleb and Kianna. Rebecca, along with her husband, own and operate M.I.K.A. (Maine Isshinryu Karate Academies) and MIKA Fit Cross Training Center in Manchester and Augusta ME, where she teaches Martial Arts, Self defense and is a STRONG by Zumba Fitness Instructor. She is also a 5th degree Black belt and has won many awards on an international level. She was named a Finalist in " Maine's Mother of the Year 2020" and is also a morning Radio show Co-Host with "McCoy & Co." on Cruisin' Country 93.5. In her spare time, she enjoys her family, her black Lab Kali, traveling, singing, and volunteering for Veteran's causes.
Team Maine Support: Kimberly Mastropasqua
Kimberly joined our team following her reign in 2018 as Mrs. Maine America. Kimberly is passionate about the Mrs. Maine America Program and wanted to join the team and be part of an amazing group of women working to support and encourage each other. Kimberly resides in Scarborough with her husband Vinny and their two adorable children.
Team Maine Support & Costume Designers: Cynthia Peters
Cynthia lives in Gorham with her husband, Jack and their two children Riley and Brady. She has a degree in chemistry and worked as a quality engineer for 6 years before deciding to be a stay-at-home mom. Cynthia held the Mrs. Maine America title in 2017 and was honored to represent Maine. She was excited to offer costume design to the Mrs. Maine/Miss Maine for America organization for the past two years. This year Cynthia also took on the role of helping create the program book and graphic design aspects of the pageant.
Team Maine Support: Jenna Richardson
Jenna is the co-owner of Shine Hair Salon located in Westbrook Maine. Jenna held the title of Miss Maine for America in 2019 and loved her experience with the Maine system so much that she immediately became a sponsor and now a volunteer on our Team Maine. Jenna will utilize her skillset in her new role and we look forward to watching the successes unfold.
Technical Director - Power Mixers D.J. Service
Official Photographer - Susan Costa Photography
Costume Designers/Sponsors Cindy Peters & Amanda Shepard
Hairstylist - Jenna Richardson Miss Maine for America Strong 2019 Shine Hair Salon
Makeover Artist - Jessica Snowdeal Mrs. Maine America 2016 Kalon Spa Services
Judges Coordinator Lisa DiBiase Mrs. Maine America 2013